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It's been nearly 15 years since music journalist Jim DeRogatis caught the story that has since defined his career, one that he wishes didn't exist: R. Kelly's sexual predation on teenage girls. DeRogatis, at that time the pop-music critic at the Chicago Sun-Times, was anonymously delivered the first ... More >>
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Oh, don't be such a cynic
"Welcome to a movie about Meat Loaf and Gary Busey," said MC Denis Leary at last night's Tribeca Film Festival opening gala. Before the huge outdoor crowd started suicidally leaping into the water, he corrected, "Kidding. It's about Elton John and Leon Russell." Whew. We were indeed there ... More >>
Tonight the Tribeca Film Festival kicks off with a free outdoor screening of Cameron Crowe's Elton John/Leon Russell documentary The Union at the North Cove at the World Financial Center, and the movie will be followed by a live performance by the Rocket Man himself. The screening starts at 8 ... More >>
Sex, drugs, rock 'n' Apatow
--Jay Z, who released a new track with Drake yesterday, is expected to announce today that he will play Madison Square Garden on September 11th, the day Blueprint 3 is scheduled to come out. The show will benefit the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund, created in 198 ... More >>
Is Elton John actually considered cool these days? And if so, is Almost Famous to blame? In Cameron Crowe's self-mythologizing 2000 picture about fictional rock band Stillwater, the music of Bernie Taupin's mouthpiece figures in a key scene. Riding in the Stillwater tour bus the morning after some b ... More >>
Icelandic wailers return, as pretentious and indescribable and overwhelming as ever
Fancy overproduction nearly sinks blog-rock's gawky golden boys
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